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Fire at Iname guts five houses

A fire at Iname in Rautamai rural municipality-1 of Udayapur district on Monday gutted five houses destroying property worth Rs 1.7 million. The fire started from the house of Rana Bahadur BK which later spread to other houses. The fire reportedly started when the children at the house made a fire to keep warm. The inferno was brought under control through the joint efforts of the police and...

Government to decide on provincial capital, chiefs today

Following consultation with major political parties, the Sher Bahadur Deuba led government is set to decide provincial chiefs and temporary capitals in a cabinet meeting today. Prior to the meeting, Prime Minister Deuba will consult with CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center). Through political consensus, the government is likely to nominate provincial chiefs; two each from Nepali Congress and CPN-UML...

MoFA sending additional staff to Geneva mission

As Nepal assumed membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for a two-year term, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has decided to depute additional employees to its Geneva-based mission. Officials at MoFA said they are preparing to depute one joint secretary and one under secretary level officers, keeping in view of the additional work load the mission will have to hand...

Deuba urged to dissolve NC panels

Senior Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudel on Monday urged party President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to dissolve the Parliamentary Board and the Central Executive Committee formed against the spirit of the party charter. Both the panels have more members than specified in the party charter. In a meeting called by Deuba at the PMs residence to discuss the upcoming Upper House e...

Country should focus its attention on economic prosperity, says VP Pun

Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that the country should focus its attention on building a prosperous Nepal along with sustainable economic development. At the Cultural programme-2074organized by Nepal Magar Association at Bhrikutimandap today on the occasion of Maghe Sankranti, Vice-President Pun said that the country would be headed towards economic prosperity by implementing the c...

EC should be vested with authority to announce election date: CEC Yadav

Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said that authority should be given to the Election Commission to announce the election date. Inaugurating the newly constructed building of Regional Election Office at Biratnagar today, CEC Yadav expressed the view that such action would make the EC powerful and it would help to hold the election in an easy and smooth manner. He said...

UML, Maoists inch closer to power sharing in provinces
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UML, Maoists inch closer to power sharing in provinces

Negotiations between UML and CPN (Maoist Center) to strike a power sharing deal for key constitutional positions have failed to gain expected success after the former staked claim to the post of President and Speaker of the federal parliament. Buoyed by recent success in parliamentary and provincial elections, top interlocutors from the two leftist parties have been working to hash out strateg...

Indian ambassador to take initiative to open immigration office in Ilam

Ambassador of India to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri has said that he would take initiatives for setting up an immigration office at east Pashupatinagar of Ilam. The Indian ambassador, who arrived in Pashupatinagar on Saturday in connection with observing the eastern border point here, said he would make initiatives to that end by taking the demand of the locals for keeping an immigration office at...

Far Western University hosts its first graduation ceremony, PM Deuba awards degrees
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Far Western University hosts its first graduation ceremony, PM Deuba awards degrees

Far-Western University, established in 2010, has held its first convocation ceremony in Bhimduttanagar, Kanchanpur district, Nepal. Students were awarded their degrees by the nations PM Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is also the Chancellor of the university. From the 282 graduating students, 120 attended the ceremony. .Senior Ophthalmologist Dr Ram Prasad Pokhrel was awarded the honorary Ph. D. degree by...

President's dinner party triggers political conjecture

President Bidya Devi Bhandaris move to host a dinner party for the entire family of CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and other leaders of the left alliance has triggered speculations in the political fraternity. Her dinner policy has been construed as a strategy of lobbying for a second term as the president. Some people have interpreted the timing of her offer for the party to ...

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